Alright, here we go! I actually had a tie between my two judges, so I had to call in a third one to break the tie...
Zenister Vs. Marudashi
Zenister: The judges felt that this piece was just so pure and colorful and alive it is, which really brings out Howl's character. The text has awesome text. Some things the judges didn't like was the small square that shows Howl's eye, and the fact that Howl's face was burned but his hair was left lighter.
Marudashi: The judges loved how this piece was funny, creative, cute and original. Unfortunately the judges felt it was kind of flat. The stroke around the ginger doesn't help much, and the AG.net could've been moved up just a bit.
Overall, the judges wen with Zenister. One judge like Maru's sense of humor in her sig better than Zenister's, but the other two judges felt that Zenister's sig was cleaner and that everything went well together with it.
Congratulations to both of you! @Zenister , you may PM Kaitou Ace about your gashapon prize, and I'll have Serif make you a badge whenever I see him next!